• Tuesday, March 05, 2024


WATCH: G20 delegates in India’s Chandigarh dance to ‘Naatu Naatu’ tune

G20 delegates dance to the tunes of Oscar-winning ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from RRR movie at a meeting in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on March 29, 2023. (Picture: Twitter screengrab/@ANI)

By: India Weekly Staff

‘Naatu Naatu’ fever continued to grip India as G20 delegates danced to the tune of the Oscar-winning song on the sidelines of the second agriculture deputies meeting (ADM) of the Agriculture Working Group under India’s G20 presidency.

The delegates were seen shaking their legs with the local dancers of Chandigarh in northern India where the meeting began. They were seen in an absolute celebratory mood.

The cross-cultural hit ‘Naatu Naatu’ bagged the prestigious Oscar for India beating “This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman,” and “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

Before winning the Oscars, the song bagged awards on the global stage. In January, ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the Golden Globes in the ‘Best Original Song’ category. Five days later, ‘RRR’ bagged two more awards at the 28th edition of the Critics Choice Awards. One is for the best song and another is for ‘best foreign language film.’

The song was also released in Hindi as ‘Naacho Naacho’, in Tamil as ‘Naattu Koothu’, in Kannada as ‘Halli Naatu’ and in Malayalam as ‘Karinthol’. Its Hindi version was sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Vishal Mishra.

The hook steps, performed by south Indian actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan, went viral on social media and their energetic synchronisation made the song a treat to watch.


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